January 23, 2018

D.A.R.E “Box” to Help Spark Discussion on Difficult Topics

Posted on September 10, 2017 by in Arkansas, Hometown, News

<a href="https://www.dare.org/d-a-r-e-box-to-help-spark-discussion-on-difficult-topics/" target="_blank">The D.A.R.E. Box at Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School</a>,<br />a way for students to anonymously ask questions

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – The Jonesboro Police Department D.A.R.E program created a way for students at one school to anonymously ask questions they want to be addressed. In a post on the JPD D.A.R.E Facebook page, a D.A.R.E Box has been set up at Visual and Performing Arts Magnet School. The questions placed in the […]

D.A.R.E. is Back in School

Posted on August 23, 2017 by in Arkansas, D.A.R.E. Comeback, Hometown

D.A.R.E. is Back in School

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Students are back in class and so are D.A.R.E. officers. Drug Abuse Resistance Education program kicked off today at Jonesboro Public Schools. Jonesboro Police D.A.R.E. officers stopped by the Health and Wellness Environmental Studies Magnet school Tuesday morning. Corporal Kevin Foust with the Jonesboro Police Department D.A.R.E. program said their visit […]

Running Clinic for Kids to Raise Money for D.A.R.E. Program

Posted on June 29, 2017 by in Arkansas, Hometown, News

Project 90 Kids

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -A summer event will help raise money for D.A.R.E along with getting the kids off the couch. Gearhead Outfitters is partnering with St. Bernards for the Project 90 Kids event. It’s an event that stems from Project 90 for adults. Seth Freeman is an instructor for Project 90 Kids and appeared on […]

Outreach Program Aims to Connect Kids with Law Enforcement

Posted on July 28, 2016 by in Arkansas, Hometown, News

Donations of water, juice, snacks, toys, and bubbles

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – Pay It Forward Paragould paired up with the Paragould Police Department and Greene County Sheriff’s Office for a Cops 2 Kids outreach program. The goal of this program is to connect officers with area youth by giving out snacks to kids while they’re out of school for the summer. Donations of water, […]

YAB Members Participate in Creating PSA Video to Promote D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School Curriculum

Posted on July 5, 2016 by in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Hometown, Illinois, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, News, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, Youth Advocacy Board


Recently 12 select members of our D.A.R.E. Youth Advocacy Board participated in creating a public service announce (PSA) video to promote D.A.R.E. myPlaybook High School Curriculum. All 12 YAB members were invited to Orlando, Florida for a workshop on June 6-9, 2016, hosted by D.A.R.E. America’s CEO, Frank Pegueros, Director of Project Development, Mistie Bell-Renfro […]

Police Department Finds a Way to Interact with Kids in the Summer

Posted on May 17, 2016 by in Arkansas, Hometown, News

Paragould AR Police

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – The Paragould Police Department is finding a way to interact with children throughout the summer. The department is teaming up with Pay it Forward Paragould to pass out snacks and drinks to kids. “We will gather some donations as far as juice boxes, snacks, toys or anything we can give out to […]

Bay Elementary receives award from D.A.R.E program

Posted on May 23, 2015 by in Arkansas, Hometown, News

Bay Elementary DARE Best of the Best

From WMC Action News 5. BAY, AR (KAIT) – A group of Bay Elementary students were recognized for being “the best of the best.” Ms. Johnson’s 5th grade class at Bay received a plaque from Deputy Jamey Carter with the Craighead County Sheriff’s Department on Thursday. This group of kids ranked highest of any Drug Abuse Resistance […]

D.A.R.E. seeking vehicle to educate against drugs

Posted on October 25, 2014 by in Arkansas, Hometown, News, Spotlight

DARE Vehicle

School officer seeking vehicle to educate against drugs. From The Sun Times. Heber Springs, Arkansas Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Officer Mandee Love of the Heber Springs Police Department and is going above and beyond in her efforts to educate Heber Springs school children about the dangers of drugs. In her short time as a […]

Arkansas Attorney General Announces School Safety Initiative

Posted on October 22, 2014 by in Arkansas, Hometown, School Safety

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel

From Times Record Online Edition. LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced Tuesday the launch of a training initiative for law enforcement officers, educators and emergency responders to help schools prepare for the possibility of active threats on campus. In what he said would likely be his last news conference as attorney general, McDaniel, […]

DARE Program Starting Back Up

Posted on September 16, 2014 by in Arkansas, Hometown, Spotlight

DARE Program Starting Back Up

From KAIT8.com. JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Kids are back in school and so are Jonesboro Police Officers with the DARE program. Drug Abuse Resistance Education is a national program involving a ten week curriculum for fifth graders. Jonesboro officers go into the classrooms and talk to children about drug and alcohol abuse, peer pressure, bullying, […]